February 10, 2011

Mustache Inspiration

My birthday is a week before Valentine’s Day, so I’ve long associated hearts, pink and lace with the good feelings of celebrating another year. This year, when the Paper Source catalog arrived with these fantastic heart valentines on the front, I knew I needed to incorporate some mustache and hat wearing hearts into my birthday. Thanks to some great crafting and baking help from my mother, we created a hat wearing heart cake.

The cake was a black magic chocolate cake, with raspberry jelly layers and a cream cheese frosting. The hats and mustaches were made from black fondant and the red frosting was made from mixing some of the raspberry filling with the cream frosting. The eyes and eyebrows are “glitter” gel from a tube. I used a heart cookie cutter to mark the outlines of the hearts.

Hat Wearing Hearts Birthday Cake


  1. who knew you were so hipster! too bad you didn’t make your guests wear fake mustaches ;-)

    I love the cake and it’s fun to hear how each part came together. Great idea using a cookie cutter to outline the hearts and I love how they fit together to form a wreath! just wish I could have been there to sample it. yum!

    Comment by arielle — February 10, 2011 @ 5:59 pm

  2. It was delicious! I loved the raspberry layers in the middle.

    Comment by Avocados — February 11, 2011 @ 9:48 am

  3. Holy crap. I’m usually more of a pie guy, but that cake is my absolute favorite variety of cake. Cream cheese frosting >>>>> all other frostings.

    Comment by Jeff — February 13, 2011 @ 9:54 pm

  4. Howdy just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The text in your post seem to be running off the screen in Ie. I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with internet browser compatibility but I thought I’d post to let you know. The design and style look great though! Hope you get the issue solved soon. Cheers

    Comment by Marsha Schamp — February 15, 2011 @ 3:38 pm

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